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Somerville mayor to put immigrant detention on ICE

Under an executive order from Mayor Joe Curtatone, Somerville will no longer fully participate in a federal immigrant detention program.

Curtatone announced the order at a press conference in front of City Hall May 21 and promised to sign it Thursday night. Somerville is the first community in Massachusetts to limit participation in the program.

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Somerville mayor calls immigration order ‘pro-public safety’

Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone said today that his decision to sign an executive order — ending the city’s cooperation with federal immigration officials — was based on “pro-family” and “pro-public safety” values that will enable law-abiding residents who are in the country illegally to step out of the shadows and lose their fear of police.

“We are taking action today that is pro-public safety and pro-family and we call on the state Legislature to follow the lead,” Curtatone said on the steps of City Hall.

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Somerville mayor: No more 'villainizing' undocument immigrants

Starting tomorrow, it’s no longer illegal to be illegal in Somerville, according to Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, who is slated to sign an executive order Thursday barring his cops from holding undocumented aliens in jail simply for immigration violations — an unprecedented move, even in the Bay State, though other communities may quickly follow suit.

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Somerville to limit holding of immigrants

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone will sign an executive order barring city police from holding people solely to allow federal agents to pick them up for suspected immigration violations.

Curtatone said in a phone interview Tuesday that the order is “what’s morally responsible to protect families in our community.” The mayor plans to sign the order Thursday.

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Somerville sends needed message about flawed Secure Communities

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone made a significant statement this week when he signed an executive order limiting the city’s participation in Secure Communities, the controversial federal immigration program in which local police assist in holding immigrants for possible deportation.

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Orden Ejecutiva en Somerville

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the executive order the Somerville’s Mayor will sign, barring city police from detaining immigrants simply because they are suspected of being in the U.S. without documents

 

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Acción Para El Acta de la Confianza!

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about an action held by the MA Trust Act Coalition to stand in solidarity with immigrant families and support the Trust Act, featuring a community member testimony.

Event

SAVE THE DATE: Centro Presente and the MA Trust Act Coalition Invite you to a Strategic Planning Meeting on the MA Trust Act

Centro Presente and the MA Trust Act Coalition Invite you to a Strategic Planning Meeting on the MA Trust Act

Where: SEIU Local 888, 52 Roland Street, Charlestown, MA
When: Friday, April 11th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Pare las Deportaciones!

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about detentions and deportations in the U.S. as well as the “Power of the Pen” Campaign

Press Release

PRESS ADVISORY: Immigrant Activists Applaud Passage of MA TRUST ACT out of Public Safety Committee & Announce Next Steps

Media Contacts: 
Patricia Montes, Centro Presente (617) 959 3108 
Jesse Jaeger, UU Mass Action (617) 257 1278